Life's unfair

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7027.381b (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:381
  1. Janice Wilkinsa
  1. Public relations executive 171 Woodseer Street, London E1 5HG

    EDITOR,—How sad that poor Tony Smith should have reached the age of 60 before discovering a fact that I learnt at my mother's knee: that life is unfair and we just have to get on with it. What a time he must have had these three score years, and at the end of them he cannot even get a free bus pass.1

    But there have been consolations: men do not menstruate month after month for most of their lives (or worry when they do not—it is called “the curse” for good reasons); men do not have to agonise about taking the …

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